2021 Executive Dean Teaching award – Lisa Brown & Suzanne Hopf

Inspiring, motivating and supporting learning for students from diverse backgrounds through Australia’s the first blended online Master of Speech Pathology.

The Speech Pathology team received the CSU Executive Dean’s Teaching award in 2021 for their development and implementation of the Master of Speech Pathology (MaSP) course. The MaSP is recognised as a world-leading blended online professional training course for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The MaSP was the first Australian blended online speech pathology (SP) course to be awarded the maximum five-year course accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia, the national governing body for speech pathologists in Australia. Throughout this course the speech pathology team applies the Charles Sturt online learning model (2018) and an evidence-based constructivist approach to learning and teaching to deliver an innovative, high-quality student-centred university experience. Student and community feedback on the MaSP consistently identifies a rewarding and flexible student experience that prepares sought after work-ready graduates.